Travelers in Central New York will soon enjoy enhanced connectivity to the nation’s capital, thanks to a significant federal grant awarded to Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. The airport has received $750,000 in federal funding aimed at expanding its range of services, including the restoration of nonstop flights to Washington D.C.
This development marks a significant boost for the airport, which had ceased offering direct flights to Washington D.C. in September 2022. In efforts to re-establish this vital air link, the airport is in discussions with United Airlines to introduce three nonstop flights to Dulles Airport, with plans to commence operations by early next year.
The restored service is anticipated to greatly benefit the local community and institutions such as Cornell University and Ithaca College, enhancing travel options for business, education, and leisure.
Officials have emphasized the value of this service restoration, noting its potential impact on local businesses and educational institutions that frequently engage with Washington D.C.
The added flights are also expected to provide convenient connections for travelers heading to southern destinations or overseas.
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